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FL: Oppose House Bill, Permitting Mail Order Sales

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Oppose FL House Bill 957, Online Sales of Hearing Aids

Dear Representative [Decision Maker],

I am writing to urge you to oppose House Bill 957, Hearing Aid Consultations and Sales. This bill would remove the long standing restriction on mail order sales of hearing aids, which would sacrifice patient safety and health outcomes, and risk financial harm to consumers.



There are nearly 3000 licensed hearing aid specialists, audiologists, and otolaryngologists in Florida. Enabling mail order sales would harm Florida businesses and these providers, who provide the full array of services to Floridians, while direct mail competitors will undercut pricing by bypassing best practice protocols and eliminating in-person testing and support services.

Licensed providers in other parts of the country routinely have consumers come into their offices seeking help with hearing aids purchased online that are not right for them. This results in financial loss, because often the purchase of professionally fit hearing aids is necessitated.

To protect Florida consumers and businesses, I urge you to vote against the HB 957.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]

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